October 19, 2021
Rethinking Proxy War Theory in IR: A Critical Analysis of Principal–Agent Theory
MESF's Abbas Farasoo has had this article recently published in International Studies Review. Read it here.
October 13, 2021
Afghanistan’s Political Settlement Puzzle: The Impact of the Breakdown of Afghan Political Parties to an Elite Polity System (2001–2021)
MESF researcher Safiullah Taye has had this article published in Middle East Critique. Read it here.
October 11, 2021
Instrumentalization of Religious Conspiracy Theories in Politics of Victimhood: Narrative of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs
Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper, recently published in religions. Read it here.
October 4, 2021
Political Mobilisation of Religious, Chauvinist, and Technocratic Populists in Indonesia and Their Activities in Cyberspace
MESF's Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper with Professor Greg Barton, recently published in Religions. Read it here.
October 4, 2021
Why Are Some Pakistanis Celebrating the Taliban Takeover?
Dr Zahid Ahmed has co-authored this article, recently published in The Diplomat. Read it here.
September 21, 2021
Webinar: Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond
MESF invites you to this webinar (20/10/21) presented by A/Prof Ahmed Hashim (Deakin University) on his forthcoming book, Iranian Ways of War. Information and registration here.
September 17, 2021
Religion and Populism in the Global South: Islamist Civilisationism of Pakistan’s Imran Khan
Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this open-access paper, recently published in Religions. Read it here.
September 16, 2021
Crafting displacement: Reconfigurations of heritage among Syrian artisans in Amman
MESF graduate research Sofya Shahab has recently had an article published in the Journal of Material Culture. Read it here.
September 14, 2021
Interpolating Gazans' Non-Violence: Responsibilities in the Academy and the Media
MESF's non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace has co-authored this paper recently published in Partecipazione & Conflitto. Read it here.
September 9, 2021
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh interview with CNA on the Taliban Interim Government
See the interview here.